6 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in Kane County

6 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in Kane County

  • Editor’s Note: Do you know of a holiday light display that we missed? If so, email information and a link to kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.
  • This article was updated Monday, Dec. 4, to include the light display at Pheasant Run in St. Charles.

Looking for the most spectacular Christmas light displays in Kane County?

Here are six of the best:

Festival of Lights at Phillips Park in Aurora

One of the largest free outdoor holiday light displays in the Chicago area, the Festival of Lights opened Nov. 24 for its 11th season at Aurora’s Phillips Park, 1000 Ray Moses Drive.

If you haven’t seen this before, it’s worth the drive.

For more information, visit AuroraFestivalOfLights.com.

Lehnertz Avenue in Aurora

A holiday tradition in Aurora, the Lehnertz Avenue lights display is truly something to see.

After World War II, when soldiers returned to the U.S. to build their homes and their families, families in this community wanted to leave a legacy to their children that included the biblical Christmas story. This drive-through display, where residents each display a part of the original Christmas story, includes lights, sound and all the biblical characters: wise men, camels, shepherds, sheep and manger scene.

Peanuts characters with Charlie Brown follow on Lehnertz Circle — all lighted and all free.

Lehnertz is recognized as the oldest, totally free traditional Christmas display in Illinois, according to the Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Enter Lehnertz Avenue via Sheridan Street, follow through Lehnertz Circle and exit via Ohio Street.

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

Mooseheart Holiday Lights Display

Through Dec. 31, you can drive through 2.3 miles of lighted displays. Depending on the flow of traffic, the drive takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The cost of admission is $10 per car, and all proceeds will go towards providing high quality residential care and academic/vocational training for the children of Mooseheart.

The display is a half-mile longer this year!

For more information, visit the Mooseheart website.

Larsen House Holiday Light Show

The Larsen’s Light Show 2017 promises to be more spectacular than ever. And that’s saying something.

The house at 42W891 Beith Road in Campton Hills, is the 2013 winner of the Great Christmas Light Fight television show.

According to the Larsen Christmas Lights Show Facebook page, the 2017 light show is all new and started Nov. 23.

Viewers are asked to tune their radios to 88.5FM and enjoy the show.

All traffic must enter from Anderson Road from IL Route 38 or IL Route 64. No traffic is allowed westbound on Beith Road. “Please follow directions of traffic controllers, they will guide you into the parking lot,” the Facebook page says.

The show is ongoing and will fluctuate from 25 minutes to 15 minutes, depending on the amount of traffic.

The show runs from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday through Jan. 1.

For more information, visit the the Larsen Lights website, Facebook page and YouTube page.

Blackberry Farm

More than 60,000 Christmas lights (3½ miles worth) will illuminate the sparkling pioneer village, with shooting stars flashing above Blackberry Creek and holiday cartoon characters (Frosty, etc.) gracing the tour of Lake Gregory.

Blackberry Farm is super popular this time of year, so be sure to get advance tickets for specific dates. They are available online at foxvalleyparkdistrict.org and the Blackberry Farm Facebook events page to purchase tickets for specific dates.

Christmas Light Spectacular on Bourbon Street

Pheasant Run’s computerized light show includes more than 20,000 pixel lights! Every minute of the show takes five hours to program and our friends at iPANiC Escape Rooms have already put in more than 1,000 hours. New songs will be added each week, so stop by whenever you need a little holiday cheer.

The display will be up through the holiday season and will be the perfect backdrop for your Breakfast with Santa!

The light show runs every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

Please note: Strobe and moving lighting effects are being used on Bourbon Street. Patrons who may suffer from epilepsy and other visual light stimulation effects are advised to enter at their own discretion.